On Thursday, July 1, 2021, you are invited to join Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil when he welcomes Micky Tripathi, the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). At HHS, Dr. Tripathi leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs, and investments. After a year when the strengths and shortcomings of health IT and interoperability were under the microscope, his expertise and contributions to executing the Biden health agenda could not be more important or timely.
Dr. Tripathi is a pioneer in the field of health care interoperability, and has more than 20 years of experience across the health care industry. As the longtime president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MeHC), a nonprofit health IT advisory and clinical data analytics company, he is one of the world’s foremost experts on developing, gathering, and utilizing data to improve public health. In addition to MeHC, he has held several senior roles in the field, across sectors, and in March 2009 was a coauthor of two research articles in Health Affairs’ thematic issue on “Stimulating Health IT.”